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Ascot: hosts the Clarence House Chase today
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Today's news

  • GROUND UPDATE: Following a dry night, the going at Ascot has been updated to heavy, soft in places
  • HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH: New two-mile prince Defi Du Seuil and old slugger Un De Sceaux are set to star in today's Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot
  • GROUND FOR CONCERN: Rotten recent weather means conditions won't be easy today so keep an eye out for horses who love the mud

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Today's meetings

**STAR FIXTURE**
Ascot
 (first race 12.40)
The royal racecourse stages only two Grade 1 chases and one of them – the Clarence House (3.35) – tops today's bill. Lovable veteran Un De Sceaux is after his fourth win it in, but is up against Tingle Creek star Defi Du Seuil. Read the preview here
G
oing Heavy, soft in places
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Nearly Perfect (1.15)

Lingfield (AW) (12.00)
Going 
Standard

Navan (12.45)
Going Soft to heavy, heavy in places

Haydock (12.55)
Going Heavy

Taunton (1.05)
Going
Heavy

Chelmsford AW (4.45)
Going
Standard

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Today's tips

Graeme Rodway's top tip

Song For Someone (2.25 Ascot)
Improving five-year-old who comes here having recorded back-to-back career-best RPRs and the form of his third at Sandown last time was franked when runner-up Protektorat won at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. The step up to 2m3½f promises to suit.

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The royal racecourse stages only two Grade 1 chases and one of them - the Clarence House - tops today's bill

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